I had protected (condom) vaginal intercourse with a new partner a week ago and again two nights ago. The partner has not been tested for HSV but says he has never had any reason to believe he would be a carrier or at risk. The intercourse two nights ago was very rough and not enough lube was used. I was mildly sore and itchy yesterday, which I attributed to the rough sex and also from a yeast infection which I had treated a few days ago. Thinking that perhaps the yeast infection hadn't cleared up, I vaginally administered some Monistat 3-day cream which I've used before with no problem (aside from a little burning on occasion). This time, however, it caused my vagina to itch like crazy.
I woke up this morning with itching and burning around the vulva. Throughout the day the itching somewhat abated but the area around my vulva and labia minora still feels raw, mildly painful, and with a slight burning sensation. I don't see any lesions or sores, but it looks generally red and irritated. I also have the skin condition "vulvar papillomatosis" (little finger-like protrusions around the vulva), and the "fingers" look very irritated and are fanned out. No discharge, except for the Monistat from last night. No smell.
Question: Is the burning around the vulva I describe a potential symptom of herpes? I would have chalked it up to a yeast infection but the fact that the Monistat set off the burning and itching--which hasn't gone away--indicates that it's not just a yeast infection.
Thanks for any insight.